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Maude (1972–1978)

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This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter, owner of Findlay's ... See full summary »


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Complete series cast summary:
 Maude Findlay (141 episodes, 1972-1978)
 Walter Findlay (137 episodes, 1972-1978)
 Dr. Arthur Harmon (121 episodes, 1972-1978)
 Vivian Cavender Harmon / ... (101 episodes, 1972-1978)
 Carol Traynor (94 episodes, 1972-1978)


This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter, owner of Findlay's Friendly Appliances; Carol Trainor, Maude's divorced daughter from her 2nd marriage; and Philip, Carol's son. Other characters included: Dr. Arthur Harmon, Walter's conservative best friend from their Army days. He and Maude were always at odds when it came to politics and just about everything. Vivian Cavender-Harmon, Maude's naive best friend from their college days who married Harmon in season three. During the show's run, Maude had gone through three maids during the series run: Florida Evans, Nell Naugutuck and Victoria Butterfield. Mrs. Naugutuck and Florida, however, were the most memorable. Although it was a situation comedy, it dealt with serious and often controversial issues, much like Norman Lear's other shows "All In The Family" "One Day At a Time" and "Good Times." Written by Kate Tripper

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liberal. independent. controversial. hilarious.



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12 September 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Una signora in gamba  »

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In season 2, episode 24 of "All In The Family," where Maude's house, husband and her daughter Carol debuted, Carol was played by Marcia Rodd. When Maude got her own series, Marcia Rodd was replaced in the role of Carol by Adrienne Barbeau. See more »


At the end of the series, the Governor of New York State appoints Maude to the House of Representatives, filling a vacancy caused by the death of her local Congresswoman. In fact, vacancies in the House of Representatives caused by the death, resignation, or expulsion of a member can be filled only by a special or general election. The rules for filling vacancies in the U.S. Senate, however, vary from state to state. See more »


Dr. Arthur Harmon: No offense Maudie, but I wouldn't touch you with a ten-foot pole.
Maude Findlay: No offense Arthur, but that's the only way you'd EVER touch me.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.103 (2012) See more »

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The sitcom for every generation of women

I love Bea Arthur and this show is the only one that tops "The Golden Girls." The show was controversial, but greatly written, and carried it off with fantastic acting! Norman Lear is a television dynasty within himself. I wish I could have been old enough in the seventies to appreciate the first run of these episodes...however, I can deal with the re-runs just fine!

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